We pride ourselves on only using suppliers that are committed to having a positive impact on the environment and the people that work for them. Contact us for information on which accreditations and memberships each product holds. There's some more info on each of them here:
Earth Positive (EP)
EarthPositive is produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton, and the entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of GOTS. All products are labelled as Organic.
Soil Association Organic (SAO)
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading organic certification body, and certifies over 70% of the organic market, from textiles and fashion, to food, drink and beauty products. The Soil Association organic symbol is the most recognised and trusted organic symbol in the UK.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)
The FWF (like all of us) want to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment.
To do this, they focus on garment production, specifically sewing, cutting and trimming processes, which are the most labour-intensive parts of the supply chain. They work with over 130 member brands, who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable.
Their eight principles are:
- Employment is freely chosen
- There is no discrimination in employment
- No exploitation of child labour
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- Payment of a living wage
- Reasonable hours of work
- Safe and healthy working conditions
- Legally binding employment relationship
REACH Chemical Compliance (RCH)
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It provides a high level of protection to human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world-leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The UN Global Compact supports companies to do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with their ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
The ten principles are:
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
- Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
- Abolition of child labour.
- Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
- Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Organic Content Standard (OCS)
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) applies to any non-food product containing 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
Sedex is a global membership organisation that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone.
They’re home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. They certify production facilities against 12 principles, which surround:
- Compliance with local laws
- Prohibition of forced labour
- Prohibition of child labour
- Prohibition of harassment and abuse
- Compensation & Benefits
- Hours of Work
- Prohibition of discrimination
- Health & Safety
- Freedom of Association
- The environment
- Customs compliance
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principle international labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of an apparel, footwear, and textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities.
The Coalition develops the Higg Index, a standardised value chain measurement suite of tools for all industry participants. These tools measure environmental and social labour impacts across the value chain. With this data, the industry can address inefficiencies, improve sustainability performance, and achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding.
PETA-approved Vegan (PTV)
Vegan fashion – clothes, shoes and accessories that contain no leather, fur, wool, skin, exotic skins or any other animal-derived fabric – is revolutionising the way that we shop and dress. As more and more people vow never to clothe themselves in cruelty, retailers and designers are meeting the demand for animal-friendly clothes in style.
Although you can easily find fashionable animal-free products in many high-street stores, some companies go further, either by ensuring that everything they sell is 100 per cent vegan or by clearly sign-posting their vegan products. The “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo is a way of recognising these progressive compassionate businesses – and helping ethical consumers identify where to shop with confidence, safe in the knowledge that they’re not supporting the exploitation of animals.
Carbon Trust (CTN)
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. These products are produced in such a way that their carbon emissions are below pre-industrial levels, and so carry the 'Climate Neutral' accreditation.
OEKOTEX Standard (OTX)
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article (every thread, button and other accessories), has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX partner institutes on the basis of the extensive OEKO-TEX criteria catalogue. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalogue is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. The experts from the OEKO-TEX institutes do this for you.
Carbon Literacy Project (CLP)
The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning covering climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you.
The Carbon Literacy Project is globally unique – there is nothing else quite like it anywhere. It was recognised as such by the UN at COP21 in Paris, where it was awarded as a TAP100, one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs. Certified organisations have undergone their training programme.
Earth Aware (EA)
Earth Aware products support efforts to steadily reduce environmental footprints through better design, reduced packaging, more sustainable materials and support for local environmental initiatives.
Fair Labor Association (FLA)
Since 1999, the FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organisations, the FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labour practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains.
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity. Companies with a commitment to ethical trade adopt a code of labour practice that they expect all their suppliers to work towards. Such codes address issues like wages, hours of work, health and safety and the right to join free trade unions.